Rosetta Young

|Senior Lecturer
Academic Appointments
  • Senior Lecturer

  • Assistant Director of Faculty Development

I am a scholar of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and American literature and culture. In my research, I study how the novel creates cultural narratives that readers absorb, interpret, and put into practice. 

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37 Dewey Fld Rd, Room 219
HB 6250


Institute for Writing and Rhetoric


  • Ph.D. UC-Berkeley
  • M.A. UC-Berkeley
  • B.A. New York University

Selected Publications

  • "'How nicely you talk…I love to hear you': Speech as Cultural Capital in Emma, Middlemarch, and The Portrait of a Lady," Nineteenth-Century Literature, forthcoming.

    Review of Devoney Looser's Sister Novelists: the Trailblazing Porter Sisters, Who Paved the Way for Austen and the Brontës, Eighteenth-Century Fiction 35.4 (October 2023): 523-526.

    "The Persistence of Social Groups: Georg Simmel and John Galsworthy," The Socio-Literary Imaginary in 19th and 20th Century Britain, ed. Albert Pionke and Maria K. Bachman, Routledge (October 2019): 178-197.

    "'The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me': Bourdieuan Multiform Capital and Dickensian Characterization," Studies in the Novel 51.2 (Summer 2019): 218-238. 

    "'A Fucking Jane Austen Novel': An Alternative Popular Culture Legacy," Nineteenth-Century Contexts 41.4 (Summer 2019): 355-368. 

    "Table Games, 1790-1832," The Wordsworth Circle 49 (Winter 2018): 46-53.

    "A Robert Martin, a Jane Fairfax, and an Anne Cox: Miss Woodhouse's Indefinite Logic in Emma," Persuasions: the Jane Austen Journal On-Line 38.1 (Winter 2017).